The 50th fixture between Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals has taken off at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. Both the teams are placed in the top 2 spots of the points table and a win or loss in this encounter wouldn’t deicide their future because both the teams have already qualified for the IPL 2021 playoffs. However, DC has won the game by 3 wickets. Let’s get into more details of this game.
Here are the Playing 11 of Both sides:
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Delhi Capitals have won the toss and have opted to field Against Chennai Super Kings
CSK openers Gaikwad and Faf couldn’t give their usual best in this game and this has put on a lot of pressure on the middle order. A good start is a primary key for any batting innings and CSK has felt short of that good opening numbers. Apart from Rayudu’s 55 – none of the other batsmen made a great score. And after a nominal performance, CSK ended up with 136-5 in 20 overs.
Delhi Capitals got a flying start to their innings and they were going as per the plans. CSK bowlers are known for their surprises and the DC batting unit was collapsing at regular intervals. At a point every thought CSK would win this but after a match-winning knock from Hetmyer (28) – DC ended the game on a winning note.
After the win, Delhi Capitals has climbed the points table and conquered the 1st position with 20 points with an NRR of +0.526. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are placed at the 2nd position of the table with 18 points with an NRR of +0.739. However, both the teams are qualified for the playoffs and none of the other teams are going to replace them from the top 2 because both of them have great numbers on the table.